Registration for 2024 Bend Beer Chase & Cascade Lakes Relays is open!

Bend Beer Chase

May 4, 2024

Bend, OR

Bend Beer Chase

The Bend Beer Chase is a six-person running relay spanning approximately 55 miles over one epic day. Consisting of 12 legs of varying distance (4-8 miles per leg), each runner on the team runs two legs.

The course starts at 10 Barrel Brewing in Bend, travels to Redmond and back, and finishes in Downtown Bend with a riverside beer festival at Drake Park. Along the entire course, local breweries host exchange points where participants sample their craft.  With 20 beers on tap at the Finish Line, participants can enjoy a full pint from their favorite brewery!

Teams are encouraged to run/walk the Keg Leg, a 1.5-mile route through downtown Bend, where teams experience five great local craft breweries.  Come join us at the Bend Beer Chase, and take the opportunity to spend the day outdoors enjoying the views, amazing craft brews, and getting in some exercise, all while being with friends!

Not a beer drinker? No worries. We’ll have plenty of other ways to wet your whistle, including ciders, spirits, cocktails, NA options, and more! 

Bend Beer Chase

ONE DAY RELAY  *  55 MILES  *  12 LEGS  *  6 RUNNERS

BEND, OREGON

May 4, 2024

The Bend Beer Chase is a one-day six-person running & walking relay of approximately 55 miles, consisting of 12 legs of varying distance (4-8 miles per leg). The course starts in Bend, travels to Redmond, and returns to finish in Bend, while experiencing the amazing craft breweries of Central Oregon. On a 6-person team, each person runs 2 legs; On a 3-person team, each person runs 4 legs and we welcome teams of all sizes between 1 and 6 runners/walkers. The relay starts at 10 Barrel on the east side of Bend and finishes with a craft beverage festival at Drake Park in Downtown Bend.  Each time you exchange at a brewery, you have the option to enjoy a 3-4oz sample of craft beer from the sponsoring brewery. Consumption is not required. Every team is required to have a designated driver and DD’s are not allowed to consume alcohol during the event.

Once your team completes the relay portion of the race in downtown Bend, teams have the opportunity to participate in the Keg Leg, a 1.5-mile walk/run with stops at 5+ breweries in downtown Bend.  The Keg Leg is included with team relay registration and van drivers/ designated drivers and official team volunteers are welcome to participate with their team at no additional charge.  Other friends or family members can register separately for the Keg Leg. See more details below.  

Not a beer drinker? No worries. We’ll have plenty of other ways to wet your whistle, including ciders, spirits, cocktails, NA options, and more! 

2024 Bend Beer Chase Registration Fees

Early Registration
Between August 1st, 2023 – December 14th, 2023
1-2 person Team: $325
3-4 Person Team: $525
5-6 Person Team: $775

 

Regular Registration
Between December 15th, 2023 – February 28th, 2024
1-2 person Team: $350
3-4 Person Team: $575
5-6 Person Team: $825

 

Late Registration
Between March 1st, 2024 – May 1st, 2024
1-2 person Team: $375
3-4 Person Team: $625
5-6 Person Team: $875

 

Registration Fees for The Bend Beer Chase are non-refundable (unless you have purchased registration insurance from Protecht).

During check-out, Team Captains will have the opportunity to purchase registration insurance for their team. The plan covers 100% of your team’s non-refundable entry fees should any unexpected circumstances arise and prevent anyone on your team from racing. For more information visit our FAQ Page. 

*All registration fees will be processed by Credit Card only and must be paid in full at the time of team registration to secure your team’s spot.

 

Choose your volunteer option:

  1. Supply Your Own Volunteer – provide 1 volunteer who is available any time Saturday to work a 4-6 hour shift out on the course.  Volunteers can be assigned to a morning, afternoon or early evening shift.  We do not take volunteer assignment requests.
  2. Hire-a-Volunteer (HAV) –  Make a donation to Cascade Relays Foundation (fee varies by date of registration) and we will partner with local charities and community groups who will provide a volunteer on the course for your team. 100% of your funds are donated to these worthy organizations.

*A team can decide to change from Volunteer Option #1 to Volunteer Option #2 up until May 20th without penalty – please contact [email protected] to make this switch.

2024 Hire-A-Volunteer Donation Fees:

Registration between August 1st, 2023 – December 14th, 2023  $150
Registration between December 15th, 2023 – February 28th, 2024           $200
Registration between March 1st, 2024 – May 1st, 2024 $250
Change to HAV within 30 days of the event  $300

 

HAV Payment Instructions:

If you choose to support the “Hire a Volunteer” (HAV) program, Cascade Relays Foundation will email you an invoice for your donation fee within 2-3 weeks of registration. Payment can be made by check or credit card (3% processing fee applies).

If you’ve selected to complete your invoice via check, please follow the instructions below:

The check must be made out to Cascade Relays Foundation. Please mail your check to:

Cascade Relays Foundation
PO Box 1088
Bend OR 97709

*Include on the memo of your check your team name, team captain name (if different from the name on the check) and CLR.

August 1st, 2023

  • Registration opens for The 2024 Bend Beer Chase!
  • Early Registration Pricing is in effect.

December 15th, 2023

  • Regular Pricing now in effect.
  • HAV donation increases to $200.

March 1st, 2024

  • Late Registration pricing now in effect.
  • HAV donation increases to $250 
  • All team members must be registered with T-Shirt sizes in order to guarantee their T-Shirt size. Participants registered after March 1st will receive the closest size available if that size becomes unavailable.

April 1st, 2024

  • Last day we will accept team name changes. Simply email [email protected] with your changes.
  • If you wish to change your volunteer status to “Hire a Volunteer” within 30 days of the event, the fee increases to $300.

April 12th, 2024

  • Deadline to submit your team’s Projected Total Course Time. This info is used to set accurate start times.  To receive a start time, teams must provide a projected total course time and have at least 75% of their teammates registered in the database.

April 15th, 2024

  • Team Start Times and Volunteer Assignments posted.  Only critical start time change requests will be considered. Please understand that by April 15th, all race bibs have been printed, timing software has been uploaded, charity volunteers have been hired, and making individual changes becomes extremely difficult.
  • All final changes to team roster must be submitted (Database will remain open until May 3  for last-minute roster changes, but t-shirts will be packaged for each team according to the roster as of April 15.)
  • Final day to purchase a team registration protection policy.

May 3rd, 2024

  • Packet pick-up encouraged the afternoon/evening before at 10 Barrel East, which will be open from 4-7pm. Merchandise available for purchase.

May 4th, 2024

The 2024 Bend Beer Chase!

2020 Team Captains – Click HERE for instructions on how to apply your 2020 credit or deferral to your registration.

Team Divisions
Open One or more under 40
Grand-Masters All 50 or over
Masters All 40 or over
Sub-Masters All 30 or over
Corporate At least 4 employees from same company*
Public Service Military/ Law Enforcement/ Firemen^
Brewers At least 4 employees from same brewery**
Solo/ Pair/ Ultra 1/2/3-4 runners
Eco-Challenge No team van! All members ride bikes between exchange points

*CORPORATE: At least 4 members must be employed or relatives of employees by the same company. No gender categories in this division.
^PUBLIC SERVICE: At least 4 members or relatives. No gender categories in this division.
**BREWERS: At least 4 employees must be employed or relatives of employees by the same brewery. No gender categories in this division.

Don’t have a full team? Looking to join a team? You’ve come to the right place!

Step 1: Fill out this form with your information.

Step 2: Go to this spreadsheet to find teams looking for runners or runners looking for a team. Contact them directly.

Step 3: Once you’ve found your match made in heaven, email [email protected] to be removed from the list. Please include “Bend Beer Chase” and the name listed in the spreadsheet in your request email.

Below you’ll find answers to our most frequently asked questions. Have a question that you don’t see answered below? Feel free to email us at [email protected].

 

GENERAL REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION INSURANCE

2020 DEFERRED TEAM REGISTRATION 

Join the ranks of the Bend Beer Chase on May 4th with a little less chase, and a lot more beer.

For only $35 you too can become a Bonafide Beer Chaser (without all the miles). Runners and walkers alike are invited to take part in the 1.5 mile Keg Leg portion of this legendary 55-mile relay event. Enjoy tastings from 5+ local breweries throughout your walk-run, and end with a bang at The Beer Chase Finish Line Party with food trucks, live music, and even more beer.

For those who are looking for an opportunity to get their feet wet in competing, grab some friends and laugh your way around Bend for the day—the Bend Beer Chase Keg Leg is sure to provide an unforgettable experience!

All participants of the Keg Leg will receive the following with your participation:

  • Beer pours from the following local breweries in Downtown Bend (Worthy Brewing, Bend Brewing, Deschutes Brewery, Kobold Brewery, Silver Moon Brewery, Boss Rambler)
  • 5.5 oz Custom Beer Chase Sillipint
  • Custom Bend Beer Chase event shirt (while supplies last)
  • Custom “Keg Leg” Race Bib (while supplies last)
  • Access to the Beer Chase Finish Line Party with live music from 4 pm-8 pm, celebrating the amazing craft breweries of Central Oregon

Head to Drake Park near the bandshell anytime between 3pm and 5pm to start the Keg Leg in downtown Bend. Packet pick-up and the day of registration will be held at the Registration Tent. The Keg Leg is a complete, do-at-your-own-pace event—sign up today & let the adventure begin!

*All Bend Beer Chase participants are automatically registered for the Keg Leg.  

   Individual Keg Leg  $35 per person

All participants of the Keg Leg will receive the following with your participation:

  • Beer pours from the following local breweries in Downtown Bend (Worthy Brewing, Boss Rambler, Bend Brewing, Deschutes Brewery, Kobold Brewery, Silver Moon Brewery)
  • 5.5 oz Custom Beer Chase Sillipint
  • Custom Bend Beer Chase event shirt (while supplies last)
  • Custom “Keg Leg” Race Bib (while supplies last)
  • Access to the Finish Line Party with live music from 4pm-8pm in Drake Park and celebrate the amazing craft breweries of Central Oregon

In-person registration will also be available at the Beer Chase Finish line party in Drake Park from 3-5pm.

All Bend Beer Chase participants are automatically registered for the Keg Leg.  Individuals looking to participate in the Keg Leg only can register separately.

Bend Beer Chase Keg Leg

May 4th, 2024, 3 pm—7 pm, starting from Drake Park. The Keg Leg is a complete, do-at-your-own-pace event—sign up & let the adventure begin!

 

Packet Pick-up & Day of Registration

Please arrive at Drake Park, near the bandshell, anytime between 3pm and 5pm to start the Keg Leg in downtown Bend. Packet pick-up and the day of registration will be held at the Registration Tent.

 

Course Map

View the 2023 Course Map. (2024 version coming soon)

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